Washed-up movie star Troy McClure starts dating Selma in an attempt to silence bizarre rumors about his personal life and resuscitate his career.



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Episode credited cast:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Homer's Brain / Papparazzo / Waiter / Orangutan (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Chief Wiggum / Carl Carlson / Kermit the Frog / Restaurant Patron / Entertainment Newsanchor / Chimp #2 / Dr. Zaius / Phone Man / Cigarette Man (voice)
Dr. Hibbert / Lenny Leonard / Reverend Lovejoy / Miss Piggy / Chimpanzee #1 (voice)
Troy McClure (voice)
Laurie / Chimp Nurse (voice)
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Washed-up movie star Troy McClure is pulled over for driving without corrective lenses, and forced to go to the DMV to get his eyes checked. While there, he meets Selma, who he asks out for dinner. Spotted by a reporter, he quickly realizes that being seen in public with a woman will grab enough headlines to revitalize his career, leading to a whirlwind romance between him and Selma. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy





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24 March 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Troy's agents name, MacArther Parker, is a reference to the song, "MacArther Park" by Richard Harris and the actual MacArther Park in Los Angeles. See more »


Selma: [to Marge] Remember when we were kids, we used to dream about our ideal husbands? Who knew the dream would come true for one of us?
[uncomfortable pause]
Selma: Oh, come on! Guess which one.
Homer: [excitedly] I know! I know! It's Selma, right?
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References Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966) See more »


Rock and Roll Part 2
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Hummed by Dan Castellaneta
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The Best of Troy McClure,
15 April 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A Fish Called Selma is a brilliant Simpsons episode with a very well written storyline and loads of hilarious scenes.The episode is a fan favourite and it is no surprise why,there are so many memorable quotes within only twenty minutes.It is without a doubt Troy McClure's best episode,pretty sure anything he's said over the course of the first ten seasons (Rest in Peace Phil Hartman) is pure gold,but in this episode he is in the center and gets the most lines,and basically every line is outstanding.The highlight of the episode is without a doubt the Planet of the Apes musical,I appreciated those musical numbers when I saw this episode as a child,but watching it now after actually seeing Planet of the Apes,I get it so much more and enjoy it so much more,certainly one of the most memorable moments of the entire series,and that's saying a lot.A Fish Called Selma is a classic episode that all Simpsons fans will love.

Selma starts dating famous actor Troy McClure and before she knows it they are married,but the "true love" myth be too good to be true.

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